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Katherine Gardiner

Dr Katherine Gardiner


Teaching Experience: I have had a range of teaching experience at different levels within different schools and levels in Sheffield Hallam University as well as in the University of Ghana. This ranges from HND/C level, degree students through to post-graduate students (MBA and MSc). My teaching expertise covers Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Theory, and Human Resource Mangement - in particular, Performance Management,and Performance and Reward Management (Level 7)l Leadership and Organisations as well as Research Methods. I have also been involved in module leadership. The most recent being a core level 4 module - People and Organisations in Context- which catered for about 650 students and which I carry out Jointly with a colleague. This role re-inforced for me the importance of excellent time management and communication, general efficiency and forward planning in order to coordinate the activities of the large number of staff (about 22) who manage the different seminar groups. I have also been involved in dissertation supervision of MSc, MBA and DBA and PhD students. Research Interests:  Mental health in Organisation, Emotion and Emotional intelligence. I have co-authored 3 text books for the Institute of Financial Services. 3. Student Engagement Training and Staff Development: - PhD supervisor's course beginning Sept. 2003 - In-vivo 7th July 2008 for Analysis of Qualitative Data - Various IT courses; - Appraisal course - Teaching and Learning conferences Professional/Short Courses: - Sheffield City Council (2000) - Nestle (Ghana) - Barclays Bank (Ghana) - West African Exams Council - Lever Borthers - Executive Dev. Programmes organised by School of Administration - Supervisors Development Programme (2003/4)

  • About


    • 2014: Fellow - Higher Education Academy, Other
    • 1994: PhD Human Resource Management - 'Managerial Work: Issues of Culture and Context', University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
    • 1979: BSc Administration, Other

    Programme or Unit leadership


    • 2013 to 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    UG External Examiner


    • 2017 to 2020: , Kingston University
    • 2015 to 2019: , Liverpool Hope University
    • 2013 to 2016: , University of Huddersfield

    Teaching expertise

    • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management


    • Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour

    Industry Links

    • Working with Prof body

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School


  • Publications

    Theses / Dissertations

    Bain, C.A. (2017). Interplay of intentions : an ethnography of institutional work within a hybrid organisation. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Gardiner, K.

    Nmeterson, N.M. (2003). Risk as the key criterion for intervention? : A study of four psychiatric settings. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Gardiner, K., & Mcauley, J.


    Gardiner, K., & Martin, E. (2012). Attitudes towards the removal of the Default Retirement Age within the Hospitality Sector.

    Martin, E., & Gardiner, K. (2007). Exploring the UK hospitality industry and age discrimination.

    Buosi, G., Ali, A., & Gardiner, K. (n.d.). The Contextual Antecedents of Emotional Labour of holiday representative: an Observational Study. Presented at: EuroCHRIE, Manchester, UK, 2015

    Other publications

    Gardiner, K. (2015). Organisations and Management.

    Gardiner, K. (2012). Fundamentals of Leadership and Management.

    Gardiner, K. (2012). Organisational Management in Financial Services 3rd Edition.

  • Other activities

    External Responsibilities

    • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

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